Marion L. Nelson, 83, Shipshewana, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence.
He was born October 23, 1928, in Shipshewana, to Elva and Nona (Mishler) Nelson.
Living all his life in Shipshewana, he was a 1947 graduate of Shipshewana High School, a lifelong farmer, and a member of Shipshewana United Methodist Church.
He was married December 16, 1948, in LaGrange, to Marianna Gage. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Jane L. Woodworth, Shipshewana, and Judy and Tim Yoder, Goshen; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Cheryl Nelson, Shipshewana; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Frank Friend, Howe, and Rose Ann Inman, Goshen.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Shipshewana United Methodist Church.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Shipshewana United Methodist Church with Reverend John Wolf officiating.
Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Memorials may be directed to Shipshewana United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.
Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.